David has been involved in the shooting sports and marksmanship training since an early age. He has completed the Michigan DNR Safe Hunter Course and has been actively involved in small game hunting and recreational shooting sports all of his adult life.
David was a member of the NRA Rifle Team and successfully applied those shooting skills, becoming a rifle expert with the M16A2 rifle while serving on active duty with the U.S. military. David also qualified as a pistol expert with the M1911 and M9 pistols, while in the Marine Corps.
David is an Endowment Member of the NRA and has been actively involved in NRA firearms and marksmanship training with the Boy Scouts of America as well as competitive pistol shooting with several of the local shooting sports clubs.
David’s firearms experience includes:
- United States Marine Corps – Rifle and Pistol Marksmanship Instructor / Range Coach / Range Safety Officer / Instructor
- NRA Training Counselor
- NRA Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun Instructor
- NRA Personal Protection Inside and Outside the Home (PPITH & PPOTH) Instructor
- NRA Refuse to be a Victim® Instructor
- NRA Chief Range Safety Officer – Instructor for Range Safety Officer
David volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America as a Merit Badge Shooting instructor and as a Range Safety Officer for BSA shooting events. David also volunteers his time teaching and certifying Scout Leaders as new RSOs and firearms instructors for the BSA.
David is licensed as a Utah Private Armed Security Officer and is also certified as a State of Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor and has taught and certified hundreds of students in the minimum training curriculum mandated by the State of Utah for Concealed Firearm Permit holders, as well as requiring each class to demonstrate safe firearm handing skills, knowledge, and attitudes on a live firing range, firing 50 rounds, in 5 relays, through 5 different shooting positions (not a State requirement, a “DeWitt requirement.”).
David volunteers as a Range Officer at the Wahsatch Shooters Association public outdoor range and has logged over 1200 hours over the past 4 years.